Home Brew say it's "an honour" to become the first local rap group to top the New Zealand album charts since Scribe in 2003.
The Auckland-based trio released their self-titled debut - a double album - last week, and saw it climb to the top of the charts immediately.
It beat popular albums by Adele, Jack White and The Black Keys.
The last Kiwi rapper to hit No. 1 was Scribe with The Crusader in 2003.
Home Brew's front man Tom Scott said he hoped the group had made an album that "resonated" with their fans.
"I've always tried so hard to make the industry hate us and now we're No. 1 - I guess I even failed at that," Scott said.
"It's definately an honour, but I don't really care too much about the number considering last month One Direction were top of the charts. I just hope we've made something that resonates with people.
"Nothing's changed. Wake up. Make music. Back to life."
* Visit nzherald.co.nz tomorrow for a full review of Home Brew's debut album. And come back next week to see live footage of the band performing as part of the Sundae Sessions.
Watch the video for Home Brew's new single, Plastic Magic:
- Herald online